The mission of the Eritrean Cultural, Civic & Community Center of Dallas and Fort Worth area is to enrich Eritrean-American life, build Eritrean identity, promote the development of meaningful bonds within our community, and facilitate connections with Eritrea and Eritreans worldwide.
The Dallas ECCCC is the Eritrean gateway and neighborhood where all are welcome. It provides quality experiences through a mix of formal and informal Eritrean educational, recreational, and cultural activities. People of all ages are invited to participate at their level of interest and encouraged toward higher levels of involvement in Eritrean- American life and in the community, at large.
Center leaders spent time working with a committee of community elders and thinkers to develop a list of values for the community center that is representative of all of Eritrea’s cultures and history.
- Unity – “Unity without diversity is evil, diversity without unity is pointless.”
- Public service – Sustainable public spaces can be preserved only with social & community service, which is the responsibility of everyone in the community.
- Social justice – Equitable distribution of services with special care given to the most disadvantaged.
- Cultural revival – Nurture the evolution of Eritrean culture and provide an environment to share that development to the community.
- Cooperation with other communities – Comprehensive cooperation with our neighboring communities, striving for peace and human progress.
This open and honest process enables the Center to be the heart of our Eritrean community, playing a central role in reaching out to build a welcoming, diverse and thriving community that enriches Eritrean- American life for each generation and our partners.